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New Mechanisms to Control Dental Procedure Spray Emissions

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Alexandria, Va., USA — Since the onset of COVID-19 the potential risk of dental procedure spray emissions for SARS-CoV-2 transmission has challenged care providers and policy makers alike. The study, “Mechanisms of atomization from rotary dental instruments and its mitigation,” published in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), found that there are multiple mechanisms for atomization of fluids from rotatory instruments and that parameters can be controlled to modify key spray characteristics during the current crisis.

IADR Elects Ophir David Klein as IADR Vice-president

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Alexandria, Va., USA – Members of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) have elected Ophir David Klein, University of California, San Francisco, USA, to serve as IADR Vice-president. His term will commence at the conclusion of the 99th General Session of IADR, which will be held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), from July 21-24, 2021 in Boston, Mass.

Reginald W. Taylor

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"To be perfectly honest, early in my career I found it to be unsettling to be the only one or one of two or three members of an underrepresented minority in a session… Fortunately, things are changing for the better… My work as a member of the AADR Committee on Diversity and Inclusion has definitely allowed me to help develop mechanisms to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in dental research."

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-   Reginald W. Taylor, Texas A&M (Baylor) College of Dentistry, Dallas


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